Killary evening, Ireland

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Comments (120)

flyingdutchman on July 15, 2011

Hi Ian, On my screen appears your correspondence oa with a Mehmet. You told you are in Tonga now. In case you get bored on that tropical Island (which I can"t believe), then there are my photos to view (very few people do). I started last december on Panoramio with a lot of Aussie photos. I LIKE this one which you took in Ireland. Am viewer 62502 and the... 12th who likes it.

Cheers from flyingdutchman

Ian Stehbens on July 16, 2011

Greetings flyingdutchman.

Thanks very much for your appreciative comments on this photo, and for your invitation to visit your gallery. I have seen quite a range of your images in your gallery, and am very happy to encourage you. There are some great images, and some good experimental shoots, and you have travelled widely. But you have indicated you would hope for more viewing of your gallery and images. In a general sense, the clues that I have picked up include the following thoughts. Some of the keys to attracting more views of your work, include ensuring good images are loaded mostly, selecting favourite photographers and regularly visiting their work (reciprocation generally follows), revealing your personal name as Panoramio is a social networking site among GE contributors and it is hard to feel a sense of connection with a psuedonym, building friendships with a range of photographers. GE is the biggest generator of hits, followed by APIs and other Panoramio users.

Hope this is helpful.

Kind regards,


flyingdutchman on July 19, 2011

Hi Ian, Thanks for your good advice as to how getting more popular on Panoramio. As a boy -long ago- I had a book "South sea vagabond", written by a young man from Auckland, NZ. He built a seagoing boat of karriwood, washed ashore on remote NZ beaches. That book was my bible. He went to the isles... Tonga was one of them. I had other books of lone seafarers: Slocum, Gerbault, Harry Pidgeon. My love for the seas got a little dent because of me becoming awful seasick every time sailing small boats. I never went to the Pacific. Now I am exchanging thoughts with some one residing for months on Tonga. It"s as simple as that, or isn"t it? No. it is a miracle. My stats are going up! Have a good time Ian.

Kind regards, flyingdutchman

Ian Stehbens on July 22, 2011

Greetings flyingdutchman,

Being seasick is almost a necessary experience for those who want to go to sea it seems. But eventually, one grows in confidence that the boat will continue to float, or because the patterns of the waves is understood and there aren't regular doubts.

I have many stories to tell of small boat travel in the open ocean, some that become more real in every telling. But I will admit that given the choice of a flight or a voyage, the flight wins almost every time!

From here on Tongatapu to 'Eua is a very rough 2 hr - 2 hr 30 min voyage on the 'Ikale or a 12 min flight in a Islander. I have never yet been on the 'Ikale!

However, a voyage on Killary Fiord would be perfect, except for the fact that it might disturb its deep peace.

Kind regards,


feduca on July 22, 2011

!!!wonderful !!! LIKE 14

best regards from Spain


Ian Stehbens on July 23, 2011

You are welcome in this gallery, Feduca. Thanks for the compliment and especially for your enjoyment of this beauty.


*Delfina* on September 6, 2011

Very beautiful!


Greetings from, Mira

Ian Stehbens on October 3, 2011

It is indeed, Mira. It was awesome. Glad you have appreciated it. Thanks.


dziwnowik on January 9, 2012


Ian Stehbens on January 9, 2012

That is wonderful dziwnowik. Thank you very much for the awards. It certainly was a stunning evening.


Ian Stehbens on February 20, 2012

Thank you very much Carlos. The lighting of that particular evening did most of the stunning work.

Warm regards from Queensland to Galicia.


beegood on February 21, 2012

Hello dear Ian, every time this exceptional picture passes my screen I am stunned by it again - so dreamy, as if not from this world ..... thank you again for posting it dear one! Hope all is well with you and your beloved ones ... big hug from the other side - Maja

Ian Stehbens on February 23, 2012

Perhaps this is from the red planet, Maja. All is well, and I look forward to our next chat - so much to catch up with.

Love ~~~ Ian

Maja Go on April 2, 2012

Delightful photo, so nice and calm gradation of

colors! Very beautiful! LIKE Greetings, Maya

Ian Stehbens on April 2, 2012

Greetings Maya. I am so pleased that you have found my gallery and enjoyed this wonderful evening in Ireland with me. It was mesmerising. Thanks.


Ian Stehbens on December 21, 2012

You can imagine how awestruck I was, David! It was magique magnifique. Excuse my French.

Thanks for the Favourite and Like!


Christos Theodorou on February 3, 2014

Perfect and FV!!! – Nothing more to say! Hello from Athens

Ian Stehbens on February 4, 2014

Thanks for your wonderful appraisal, Christos.

Greetings from Australia,


brezza on November 3, 2014

Like,Ian Stehbens. Nice colors and landscape. Greetings from Italy,brezza

Ian Stehbens on November 5, 2014

Hello Brezza. Thank you for your compliments. It certainly was a very special, gentle yet awesome evening. I love Ireland!


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Photo taken in Derrynacleigh, Co. Galway, Ireland

Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 26, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ian Stehbens
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2005/06/10 06:31:10
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash